iStopMotion for Mac
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Remember how you watched, fascinated, when King Kong climbed the Empire State building? When Luke Skywalker rode the ice beasts? When Wallace and Gromit hunted down the Were-Rabbit?
For more than a century now, stop motion animation has made the fantasies of film makers come true. Whether you just want to spend a magic weekend with your kids (like New York Times tech columnist David Pogue) or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion like many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and everybody with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique.
Theater - See What You Can Do With iStopMotion
Stop Motion Skateboarder
The old Skateboarder vs. Spaceship plot reanimated with gusto by Stephen Coad. "iStopMotion is straight forward and easy, and being able to use a DSLR camera with it means you can ...Read more ...
Jack Johnson: My Mind Is For Sale
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson reveals that he made the music video to his latest song with iStopMotion on iPad! We're huge fans of ...Read more ...
How To Make Your Own Animated Movie
A very famous artist explains you how to make your own animated movie in a few simple steps.Read more ...
"Hold on, lemme take a skelfie." A skeleton waiting to scare people in the park decides to upload a new skelfie to favorite social media.Read more ...
A high speed police chase in a tiny world.
Stephen Coad created "A high speed police chase in a tiny world" with 1/76 scale cars and black sandpaper for a road.Read more ...
Goldfish in Space: Behind-the-Scenes
"My favorite part? I loved all of it!" - that's how the kids taking part in the Goldfish Smiles Animation Xperience Workshop summed up their experience at the studio creating a ...Read more ...
Animation Chefs: Shark Vs Rabbit #1: Spin Cycle
Kate’s Creative Catalyst: iStopMotion
Australia based illustrator and artist Kate Churchward believes in the importance of details, something that is plain to see when viewing her intricate and whimsical work. Having ...Read more ...
The Birth of a Star Wars BB-8 Droid
Have you ever wondered how a Star Wars BB-8 droid is born? Hint: According to our Youtuber friend leoand1, it starts with a golf ball and some magical sand! For this video, leoand1 ...Read more ...
Beep Beep! Here Comes Another iStopMotion Video!
We’ve been getting some great iStopMotion submissions from Youtubers lately! Check out this animation by Youtuber Jelly Eyes. Not only is it a great example of how smooth your ...Read more ...
Spacedog and Alligatorman’s Interstellar Shenanigans Continue
When we last heard from Rachel, the Sydney, Australia native was beginning to get comfortable with the ins and outs of iStopMotion, using the software to give life to her ...Read more ...
London artist, Tessa Holmes, has established herself as a successful printmaker, having taught the subject at the London College of Communication for over 12 years. Most recently, ...Read more ...
iStopMotion and LEGO: The Perfect Animation Combination
When used together, LEGO and iStopMotion can bring to life some of the most imaginative scenarios. Take a look at this short by YouTuber LEGO Creator Cartoon for a peak into the ...Read more ...
Out of “The Box”
This iStopMotion video was a “first try!” We know, we can’t believe it either! “The Box” was made by Sabra, age 11, with some help from her dad. It centers around a male ...Read more ...
Finding a Box of Light with iStopMotion
At Box of Light Studios, creative thinking is king. Providing children ages 6-14 with an environment for creative learning, Box of Light features classes designed to teach students ...Read more ...
When Spiderman Fights Iron Man
Have you ever wondered how to create your own LEGO stop motion animation, also known as a brickfilm? Lego Creator Cartoon can give you some inspiration! The Lego Creator Cartoon ...Read more ...
A Day in the Life of Robin
Artist Robin Beumier submitted this awesome iStopMotion video that he made using a Nikon 5100, and we’re loving it! According to Robin, he had the ambition of introducing his ...Read more ...
Playing with Playmobil Bob
Here’s a cute little animation to start your week off on the right foot, thanks to a little Playmobil figurine named Bob! YouTuber Richard En vacances submitted this animation, ...Read more ...
Outer Space Is the Limit with iStopMotion
Who says you can’t make an iStopMotion video with your iPhone?! Vimeo user Pianini came up with a short animated movie featuring a day in the life of a spaceship, and we think ...Read more ...
The Girl, the Crow and a Whole Lot of Awesome iStopMotion
We love finding awesome examples of students who are using iStopMotion as part of a class assignment, and Jess Wiltey’s video “The Girl and the Crow” is one of a kind! ...Read more ...
A Little Christmas Cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but what happens if you can’t seem to find a Christmas tree in time? TFOL Animation’s Christmas LEGO special this year is quite ...Read more ...
A Hopeful Christmas with Colin and Li Yi Foo
Our friends Colin and Li Yi Foo are big fans of iStopMotion, and for 2015, their annual Christmas animation was made entirely using the program! “A Hopeful Christmas” has a ...Read more ...
Wonder Workshop Helps iStopMotion Fit into the Curriculum
Although iStopMotion can be used for many different formal learning purposes in the classroom, sometimes the best things come from little to no guidelines at all. Nicky Bourgeois, ...Read more ...
A Short iStopMotion Lesson from Lake Travis ISD
Stephanie Cardarella, educator in the Lake Travis Independence School District, recently thought of a new way to end one lesson – through Claymation! When her class was finished ...Read more ...
The Science of iStopMotion
In Katie LeFrancois’ classroom at Richmond Elementary School in Richmond, Vermont, the science of iStopMotion runs rampant – and it’s been a big help in her curriculum!Read more ...
See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame.
Watch your animation before it is finished to see if it worked out the way you wanted.
Speed up slow processes, like a flower blooming or the sun setting.
Print your animations in a format that easily folds into a flip book to take them with you.
Tilt Shift Filter
A popular effect as of late, make your scene look like a miniature.
Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene.
Overlay your animation with a picture or video with transparency to achieve amazing effects.
Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right.
Use a pre-recorded sound track and animate to it, for example to create a music video.
Up to 200 frames can now be exported into an animated GIF currently so popular on the Net because it can be used in email and on many platforms that allow for the upload of images.
Capture anything on your screen and turn it into an animation or time lapse movie. For example, watch Canadian artist Cody Creed create a drawing in PhotoShop.
iStopMotion records and stores each frame individually for maximum quality and can export to any format supported by OS X, including Full HD and Apple ProRes.
iStopMotion Remote Camera
Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a versatile HD camera. iStopMotion Remote Camera, available free of charge from the App Store, transmits a live video feed via WiFi and supports 1080p remote capture.
More Supported Cameras
iStopMotion can use many video cameras, USB webcams, video capture devices, digital photo cameras with support for OS X capture technologies, as well as DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon.
View a list of supported cameras.
iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing single frames. Export to iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or another video editing app to edit, add titles and sound effects.